Wondershare PDFelement and OCR Plugin Review

Ever wanted to create a perfect PDF document or edit existing ones only to find out that you don’t have good enough tools to do so? If so, then Wondershare PDFelement is one of the best and full featured PDF Creator and Editor with all the bells and whistles you will ever need.

Some of the features included in the PDF Element are the support for converting files to PDF from Word, Excel, Images and many other popular file formats, creating PDFs, editing and combining PDF files, support for OCR (Optical Character Recognition), form correction, redaction, document protection, and many more features that are useful for beginner and professionals.

Downloading and Registering PDF Element

Even though the PDF Element software is a premium product, you can download the trial version for free from their official website. Once tested and purchased the software, registering the product is easy, but a bit tricky. To start off, open up the application and click on the button “Passport” appearing at the upper right corner.


This action will open the Passport panel. If you’ve already registered your product, click on the link “Sign in now.”


Here, enter your email that you’ve used to purchase and enter the Registration Code as the password and click on the button “Sign in.”


This action will sign you into your Wondershare account. If you click on your account name in the upper right corner and navigate to the “License” tab you will see all your purchased products at one place.


Creating Basic PDF using PDF Element

After registering, creating a basic PDF document from scratch using PDF Element is pretty easy. To start off, open up the application, select “File” and then select the option “New.”


The above action will create a new document. Now, select the option “Add Text” and click on the blank document. This action will create a text box. Simply enter the text or content you want. After that, simply deselect the option to leave the text box.


If you want to add an image to your content in the PDF, then select “Edit” and then select the option “Add Image.” This action will open the Browse window. Simply select the the image you want to add and click on the button “Open” to add the image.


Now, the image may not be aligned as per your requirement. But the good thing is that you can easily position the image with your mouse as per your need.


Once you are done creating the document, it is time to save the document as PDF. To do that, select the “File” and then select “Save.” This action will open the “Save as” window. Simply enter the filename and click on the button “Save.”


That’s all there is to do and it is that simple to create a new PDF document from scratch.


Using OCR in PDF Element

One of the best features provided by the PDF Element application is the OCR. For those of you who don’t know, OCR feature in PDF Element helps you to turn scanned documents into editable PDF documents. For the OCR to work in PDF Element, you need to purchase the plugin, download and install it.

Once installed, using OCR in PDF Element is surprisingly easy. First off, open up the Scanned document by navigating to the “File” tab and selecting the option “Open.”

As soon as you opened the scanned document, PDF Element will detect it and will show you a simple message suggesting to perform OCR. Simply click on the button “Perform OCR” to convert the scanned document to editable PDF.


The above action will open the OCR mode window. Select the mode and click on the “Ok” button to continue.


Depending on the image size, the conversion process may take some time. Once converted, you can select, copy and edit the document like a normal PDF document.

That’s it, it is that simple to perform OCR in PDF Element.


As you can see, using PDF Element and OCR is pretty easy and straightforward. One of the best things about PDF Element is that it is very beginner friendly while being very powerful with advanced features that can help you create complex PDF documents with just a few clicks. So, if you ever need, consider getting PDF Element as it is a must have tool for anyone who want to create professional grade documents or Ebooks.

Hopefully, that helps and do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using PDF Element to create and edit PDF documents.

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Vamsi is a professional freelance writer, copywriter and blogger.

  1. Reply
    deborah Feb 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    is wondershare pdfelement good for scanning recipes from magazines with pictures? or is it too tedious to add the pics separately? thanks

    • Reply
      Muhammed Swalih Feb 7, 2017 at 5:46 am

      Yes, you can use it for that purpose. No problems will be there.

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